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The Application Process

Thank you for considering Saint Benedict Catholic School for your child.  The Admissions process is more than just an application.  The Admissions process allows you to get to know the school and the school to get to know you and your student. 

  • Request Information - The first step in the process is to submit an online inquiry.  When your inquiry is received, Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications will reach out to you.

  • Visit us, Virtually! - Please see our recording here from our Oct. 13 2021 Virtual Open House on Zoom.

  • Tours - We are happy to provide a tour of our school to your family. Tours are limited to prospective students and their parents only and will be limited to general areas of our school building. Guests will be required to wear masks and have their temperature taken upon arrival, following our healthy school guidelines. Please schedule your tour with us here.

  • Submit an application - Ready to apply? It only takes a few minutes to create an Online Account and continue to Complete Online Application.  There is a $45 application fee (non-refundable). We are unable to assess a student without a completed application.

Grade Specific requirements are listed below:

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

For Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by September 30 and must be out of diapers/pull ups.  Kindergarten is geared toward children who are 5 years old by September 30 of the entering school year. Since every child develops at a different pace, the assessment process helps place children based on their readiness and not solely on their chronological age.

Evaluation Form:   An evaluation form to be completed by the student's school is required for applicants currently attending preschool and is included in the Online Application.  Email information for the current preschool will be required and the evaluation request will be sent directly to the preschool via email.  All evaluations will come directly to Saint Benedict School.

Assessments for JK & K Students: Assessments for rising Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will take place in person on Saturday, January 22nd. We must have your completed application in hand before scheduling your child's assessment for that day. We encourage you to apply early because we do not anticipate having many openings for our Kindergarten class for the 22-23 school year. After that time, assessments are scheduled individually, in person with our JK/K Teachers, on a rolling basis, once the application is received.

Grades 1-8

Assessments for Rising 1st - 8th Grade Students: Once we receive your child's application and records release, we will contact you to schedule an assessment. Assessments will be scheduled beginning in January and will take place either online via Zoom or in person (TBD). 

Shadow Days: Prior to Covid, students applying to grades 1-8 would assess with us in-person and then spend the balance of the school day with their peers in the classroom as part of our "Shadow Day" experience. We hope to bring back Shadow Days for the 22-23 Admissions Season, but will follow health guidance at the time to determine feasibility for the health and safety of our school community. 

Records Release Form:  The Records Release form is part of the online Application and will allow Saint Benedict to request information from the applicant's current school. Please be sure to submit this signed form at the time of application.

Admissions Consideration

Acceptance is contingent upon the evaluation of academic records, recommendations and our own school assessments. There will be no distinction made as to race, sex, or nationality. As a ministry of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Catholic parents who are active members of Saint Benedict Church are given first consideration, followed by Catholics from other parishes, and then Non-Catholic students.  Some preference is given to siblings of current students. The application deadline for priority consideration is January 31, 2022 for the 22-23 school year. After that date, applicants are considered on a rolling basis.


In compliance with its obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act (1972) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). Saint Benedict School is committed to providing students and families, prospective students and families, and employees with information about our Non-Discrimination Policy and Process as well as our Accommodations Policy and Process, linked below. Additional information can be made by contacting our Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Brian Wingfield, at

Non-Discrimination Policy and Process
Accommodation Policy and Process

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